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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:48 AM
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If you're feeling overwhelmed and consumed with hate
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 09:49 AM by helderheid
Take a moment to breathe.

The Buddha's Words on Kindness (Metta Sutta)

This is what should be done
By one who is skilled in goodness,
And who knows the path of peace:
Let them be able and upright,
Straightforward and gentle in speech.
Humble and not conceited,
Contented and easily satisfied.
Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways.
Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful,
Not proud and demanding in nature.
Let them not do the slightest thing
That the wise would later reprove.
Wishing: In gladness and in saftey,
May all beings be at ease.
Whatever living beings there may be;
Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,
The great or the mighty, medium, short or small,
The seen and the unseen,
Those living near and far away,
Those born and to-be-born,
all beings be at ease!

Let none deceive another,
Or despise any being in any state.
Let none through anger or ill-will
Wish harm upon another.
Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings:
Radiating kindness over the entire world
Spreading upwards to the skies,
And downwards to the depths;
Outwards and unbounded,
Freed from hatred and ill-will.
Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down
Free from drowsiness,
One should sustain this recollection.
This is said to be the sublime abiding.
By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense desires,
Is not born again into this world.

From The Buddhist Reading Room (http://www.geocities.com/~wtwilson3/metta-su.htm ).
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:59 AM
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1. Gate gate para gate parasam gate bodhi svaha
Thank you for posting this. My quote comes from the Heart Sutra, the only one I know part of. The key is not to get angry, but to maintain the calm center. Anger is the food for Darkness. Shine the Light, be patient, and Darkness will disappear.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:17 AM
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3. Exactly. I find myself easily sucked in and it physically hurts - I need
these reminders on a regular basis!
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:10 AM
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2. Thanks but I think I need like a 2.5 year supply of Ambien
So I can just zone through the rest of *IT'S* reign...
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:24 AM
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4. cheers :)
:beer:
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:22 AM
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5. Look on the bright side of life
do do, do do do do do dooo...

Look on the bri-ight side of life

do do, do do do do do do




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quisp Donating Member (926 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:54 AM
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6. ahhh... I feel better
thanks for that.

I really like
"Humble and not conceited,
Contented and easily satisfied.
Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways.
Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful,
Not proud and demanding in nature."
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:56 AM
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7. then, when you are at ease and peace flows through you like
The Holy River flows through the land

Get up and go fucking kick some repuke ass!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:00 PM
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10. :D
:rofl: I love it!
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:00 PM
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8. Bush** Is Not Even Worthy of Hate
There isn't enough there to hate.
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:23 PM
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9. Is the link working?
I couldn't make it connect.

Thanks.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:02 PM
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11. I couldn't either - that was at the bottom of the text I cut and paste but
google "May all beings be at ease" and you find many links - including this art piece that is called "May All Beings be at Ease" :)

This was my original link
http://www.ship.edu/~cgboeree/buddhamorals.html

http://www.artworldchicago.com/mayallbebeat.html
http://us.st11.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/artworldchica...
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